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|目黒区 · Meguro City|
|• Mayor||Aoki Eiji|
|• Total||14.70 km2 (5.68 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2008)|
|• Density||17,757/km2 (45,990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Great Tit|
Meguro hosts fifteen foreign embassies and consulates. One of Tokyo's most exclusive residential neighborhoods (Kakinokizaka) is located in Meguro.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and government
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Education
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 Religious institutions
- 9 Famous people
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The area now known as Meguro was formerly two towns, Meguro proper and Hibusuma, all parts of the former Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were merged into a Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932 and since then the ward has remained with no alterations to its territory.
The name "Meguro," meaning "black eyes," derives from the Meguro Fudō (Black-eyed Fudō-myōō) of Ryūsenji. The Meguro Fudō was one of five Fudō-myōō statues placed at strategic points on the outskirts of Edo in the early seventeenth century by the abbot Tenkai, an advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu, to provide protection for the new capital of the Tokugawa shogunate.3 Each statue had eyes of a different color. (Another Tokyo ward, Mejiro is named for the white-eyed Fudō-myōō).
The current ward headman is Eiji Aoki, and his term lasts until April 24, 2016.
The ward council consists of 36 members and their terms are from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2015. The chairman of the council is Yoshiaki Itou.
The current mayor is Aoki Eiji, an independent. Meguro has a city assembly with 36 elected members.
- Tokyu Corporation
- Keio Electric Railway Keiō Inokashira Line: Komaba-Todaimae Station
- Note: Meguro Station (JR, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line) is in Shinagawa, not Meguro.
- Shuto Expressway No.3 Shibuya Route (Tanimachi JCT - Yoga)
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Meguro City Board of Education. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Geijutsu High School
- International High School
- Komaba High School
- Meguro High School
- Tokyo Metropolitan University High School
In addition the metropolis operates a consolidated junior and senior high school called Ohsyukan Secondary Education School.
- KAIS International School
- St. Mary's International School
- Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
- Ryūsenji (Meguro Fudo)
- Megura Sky Garden. Ohashi Junction 400m linear garden spiralling 35 meters above street level covering junction of expressways.
- Yumiko Fujita, actress
- Waka Inoue, model, actress
- Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
- Shigeru Izumiya, folk singer, entertainer
- Kazuo Tokumitsu, announcer
- Yukio Sakaguchi, mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler
- Takuya Kimura, singer and actor in male idol group SMAP
- Shizuka Kudo, popular singer and wife of Takuya Kimura
- Keisuke Kuwata, singer with Southern All Stars
- Nobuyo Ōyama, voices the cartoon character Doraemon
- Miyu Uehara, gravure idol, found dead in her Meguro apartment.
- Halca & Yucali of the Hip-hop duo Halcali
- "目黒区方式ホームページ (Official Homepage of Meguro City, Japanese)". Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "English: Meguro City (Official English webpage for Meguro City)". Meguro City.
- Paul Waley, Tokyo: City of Stories (Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1991), 237.
- "Headquarters & Main Contacts." Books Kinokuniya. Retrieved on July 25, 2011. "Dept.General Affairs Dept. 3-7-10 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8504"
- "." Makino. Retrieved on Nov 16, 2013. "Makino Milling Machine Co. Ltd. 3-19, Nakane 2-chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152, Japan"
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